In 2014, Nigeria became the largest economy in sub-Sahara Africa. Yet, food security, lack of access to energy, and high unemployment, amongst others, are principal constraints on economic development. In addition to these challenges, Nigeria is significantly impacted by climate change. The north of the country, for example, is highly vulnerable to drought.
Since 2015, I have supported the Federal Government of Nigeria in designing, implementing and legislating for ambitious climate action through a number of projects. This support is ongoing: we are currently bringing together an expert team to draft the 2020 NDC update. The following projects are part of my ongoing engagement in Nigeria.